Waterman, who started out performing as a baby, has become a household name gambling Detective Sergeant George Carter in the police series The Sweeney inside the Nineteen Seventies, accompanied with the aid of the role of Terry McCann inside the hit comedy-drama Minder for a decade from 1979 and then, for 12 years till 2015, he was Gerry Standing in New Tricks.
His own family launched an assertion announcing his demise on Sunday.
“We are deeply saddened to announce that our beloved Dennis passed away very peacefully in a medical institution in Spain on Sunday afternoon together with his wife, Pam, via his side,” the circle of relatives declaration examine.
“The family kindly asks that our privateness is respected at this very tough time.”
Former colleagues of Waterman’s took to social media to pay their tributes.
Comedic actor Matt Lucas remembered Waterman’s guest look in a Little Britain Live show at Hammersmith Apollo as “the absolute spotlight of my profession”.
Born in London in 1948, Waterman was the youngest of 9 youngsters.
He began his performing profession at a younger age and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company on the age of 12.
Waterman went on to marry Penny Dixon, a union that lasted nine years, then he married actress Patricia Maynard and their decade-long marriage produced two kids, Hannah (an actress) and Julia.
He later married actress Rula Lenska and they stayed wedded for 12 years earlier than his final marriage to Pam Flint in 2011.
In addition to his appearing credit, Waterman changed into also recognized for his making a song, liberating three albums in the Nineteen Seventies and ’80s.
He had a hit at domestic and elsewhere with the unmarried I Could Be So Good For You, that rose to variety 3 on the United Kingdom chart and number nine in Australia.
Waterman additionally sang the subject songs to lots of his indicates and changed into caricatured by David Walliams in Little Britain.
Most these days, Waterman starred in the 2020 Australian film Never Too Late which was filmed in Adelaide.
Waterman’s career within the public eye become no longer without its controversies.
He faced grievance after admitting to an incident of home violence on his 1/3 wife.
Waterman leaves behind his fourth spouse, Pam, and two daughters from his 2nd marriage.